Dr. David Melon, MD

Dr. David Melon, MD

Allergy & Immunology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
(19)
Save
Dr. David Melon, MD is an allergy & immunology specialist in Hickory, NC and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2007 and specializes in allergy & immunology, ear, nose, and throat, and more.Read his story

304 10th Ave NE

Hickory, NC 28601

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Melon

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Melon performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Nosebleed
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dizziness
very high
more than 99% of peers
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Melon's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Melon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Melon "Dr. David Melon is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia. A native of New Jersey, he then went on to graduate from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. This was followed by a five year residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH. His specialty training in ENT encompasses today's most innovative and proven medical and surgical techniques. Dr. Melon's professional interests include all of general and pediatric otolaryngology. He is a member of the Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and the American Thyroid Association. Dr. Melon is the Co-Director of Audiologic and Hearing Aid Services within the Carolina ENT clinic. He also currently serves as the Otolaryngology Section Chair at Frye Regional Medical Center, the Otolaryngology Section Chief at Catawba Valley Medical Center, the Surgical Services Joint Governance Council at Catawba Valley Medical Center, the Surgical Services Committee at Frye Regional Medical Center, and is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Frye Regional Medical Center. He is the Secretary for the Catawba Valley Medical Society. He is currently serving as the Board Chairman at Viewmont Surgery Center. Awards, Honors & Recognition CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013 Publications & Presentations Illuminating protein interactions in tissue using confocal and two-photon excitation fluorescent resonance energy transfer microscopy.Mills, J.D., Stone, J.R., Rubin, D.G., Melon, D.E., Okonkwo, D.O., Periasamy, A., Helm, G.A.J Biomed Opt 2003 Jul Dose-response of cyclosporin A in attenuating traumatic axonal injury in rat.Okonkwo, D. O., Melon, D. E., Pellicane, A. J., Mutlu, L. K., Rubin, D. G., Stone, J. R., Helm, G. A.Neuroreport 2003 Mar 3 Trans-sodium crocetinate increases oxygen delivery to brain parenchyma in rats on oxygen supplementation.Okonkwo, D. O., Wagner, J., Melon, D. E., Alden, T., Stone, J. R., Helm, G. A., Jane, J. A.Neurosci Lett 2003 Dec 4 "

Less

Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Melon "Offering the best office staff and setting to provide the best Ear, Nose and Throat and Allergy care"

3  Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

98  Conditions Treated

Less

Read Less

60  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Vestibule Floor of Mouth
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

Less

Read Less

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013
Media & Publications
  • Trans-sodium crocetinate increases oxygen delivery to brain parenchyma in rats on oxygen supplementation. Okonkwo, D.O., Wagner, J., Melon, D.E., Alden, T., Stone, J.R., Helm, G.A., Jane, J. A. Neurosci Lett, 2003 Dec 4
  • Dose-response of cyclosporin A in attenuating traumatic axonal injury in rat. Okonkwo, D.O., Melon, D.E., Pellicane, A. J., Mutlu, L.K., Rubin, D.G., Stone, J.R., Helm, G. A. Neuroreport, 2003 Mar 3
  • Illuminating protein interactions in tissue using confocal and two-photon excitation fluorescent resonance energy transfer microscopy. Mills, J.D., Stone, J.R., Rubin, D.G., Melon, D.E., Okonkwo, D.O., Periasamy, A., Helm, G.A. J Biomed Opt, 2003 Jul

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Dr. Melon's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Melon to family and friends
19 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Melon's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

Brilliant physician at best. Great bedside manners. Thankful I was referred to your practice. I like that you have in office CT scan with same-day follow up saves time and money . Very efficient ENT practice.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Has a wonderful “bedside” manner. Very nice and professional. Makes you feel at ease as he explains all the proceedures before he does them.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
He was amazing! My daughter had a lot of fear and he took time to make her feel completely comfortable!
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Our first (and so far only) visit with Dr. Melon gets an A+++. He listened to us, actually read the information we filled out on the patient forms, asked us relevant questions, explained options we had as well as his recommendation, answered all questions we had, used his training and God given...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
I want to personally thank Dr. Melon and his staff for their care for my 90 year old mother. His successful surgery on my mother's esophagus has allowed her to swallow normally for the first time in years. No more fears of her choking when eating! Thank you for your expert skills!!
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Are you Dr. Melon?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!